Case update (1): Agency workers – Terms & conditions

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Summary:  Are agency workers entitled to apply and be considered for vacancies on the same terms as directly-recruited employees under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010? No, held the EAT in Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd & anor v Kocur & anor, available here. Background:  The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR) were introduced to ensure that the…
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Case Update (1): Agency Workers – Hours of Work

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Summary:  Are agency workers entitled to the same number of working hours per week as permanent employees? No, says the Court of Appeal in Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd available here. Background:  The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR) were introduced to ensure that the basic terms and conditions of temporary agency staff are the…
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Guidance: ACAS & Government: 1. ACAS Guidance on Agency Workers

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ACAS has published new guidance on the rights of agency workers, available here (commentary here). The guidance follows an increase in the number of calls received from agency workers unaware of their legal entitlements. It highlights several employment rights available to agency workers, including their right: to be paid despite their agency not receiving payment…
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Case update (3): Agency workers – extent of equality

Summary: Are agency workers entitled to equal status with comparable permanent employees in being considered for a vacancy? No, says the EAT in Coles v Ministry of Defence, available here. Facts: The agency worker, Mr Coles, worked as a technical liaison officer under arrangements made between Giant Parkhouse Limited (G) and Building Recruitment Company Limited…
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